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Homeland Security grant resolutions voted down in Jefferson County committee

WATERTOWN — The General Services Committee of the Jefferson County Legislature ran into a rare problem on Tuesday evening — two of the resolutions failed to pass. All the committee resolutions have to be finalized by the full Board of Legislators, and committee meetings are often over quickly.


Funeral arrangements set for Watertown father and 4 daughters killed in fire

WATERTOWN N.Y. — A father and his four daughterskilled in a house fire last week will be laid to rest on Friday. According to arrangements posted on Reed & Benoit Funeral Home Inc's website, the funeral for Aaron Bodah, 38, and his daughters Merissa, 14, Alexa, 8, Erin, 6, and Skylar, 4, will be hel


Man sentenced for DWI in Jefferson County court

WATERTOWN — A Watertown man was sentenced in Jefferson County Court on Monday to two years probation for attempted grand larceny. Cedric D. Sapp, 24, of 22489 Echo Drive, pleaded guilty in December to fourth-degree attempted grand larceny after admitting he stole a wallet with a credit card and $110


Watertown man accused of DWI, fighting with officers

WATERTOWN, NY — Jason D. Cranmer, 33, of 212 N. Indiana Ave., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at 212 N. Indiana Ave. with driving while intoxicated, second-degree harassment and resisting arrest.


Court report sealed in case of Henderson hunting guide’s alleged probation violation

HENDERSON — A status report filed Friday by federal prosecutors regarding the need for a hearing to determine whether a local hunting and fishing guide should have his probation supervision revoked has been ordered sealed by a judge.


DBAs filed in February at Jefferson County clerk’s office

WATERTOWN, NY — A list of the DBAs (Doing Business Under an Assumed Name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County clerk’s office in February 2019:. To request a correction, email newzjunky@gmail.com.


Pulaski High School principal charged with DWI, BAC allegedly twice the legal limit

HASTINGS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Pulaski High School principal Michael Bateson has been arrested and charged with aggravated DWI. On Feb. 9, State Police responded to a disabled vehicle on I-81 South in Hastings. Troopers say Bateson's vehicle was found in the median.


Henderson Harbor Public Boat Launch to see upgrades

HENDERSON HARBOR — An unusual abundance of rain in the spring of 2017 left its mark on the Henderson Harbor public boat launch. Now, nearly two years after the flood, the town of Henderson is gearing up to repair damage and modernize the popular tourist point of interest.


Man allegedly installed recording device in apartment bathroom, Watertown police say

WATERTOWN, NY — Jaidante D. Burton, 41, of 15734 Eimicke Place, Apt. 2-108, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 11:48 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at 550 Coffeen St. with second-degree unlawful surveillance and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


Winter weather leads to waning snow days for local schools

Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties have suffered blizzards that caused piles of snow and a waning number of school district emergency days, which may lead to shorter school vacations.


Jefferson County Dog Control attempts to address jurisdictional confusion

WATERTOWN — The Jefferson County Dog Control agreement was finalized in early January, after months of contentious negotiation with the city of Watertown. The dog control program nearly closed after eight towns left the program, but the new agreements with 15 towns and the city — Theresa rejoined un


Fatal Fire Prompts Plenty Of Requests For Smoke Detectors

"Hundreds, hundreds of calls. People were telling us it was hard to get through because the line was busy," said Jane Gendron, executive director of the American Red Cross of NNY.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Woman who pleaded to sex crime sentenced to 10 years probation

WATERTOWN — A woman who previously pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sex act was sentenced to 10 years probation Friday in Jefferson County Court. Steffany T. Delaney, 36, was also ordered to pay $1,425 in surcharges and fees. She pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sex act in December.


Ice fisherman’s pickup sinks into Chaumont Bay

WATERTOWN — Three people escaped injuries on Saturday morning after the pickup truck they were in went through the ice on Chaumont Bay in Lake Ontario. Jacob L. Jones, 20, of Hunlock Creek, Pa., and two passengers of a 2006 Dodge Pickup drove onto the ice to go ice fishing when the mishap occurred s


Little Lukes To Hold Hiring Event In Pulaski on Feb. 28

OSWEGO COUNTY – Little Lukes Preschool and Childcare Center, located at 20 Castle Drive in Pulaski, will host an informational hiring event in conjunction with Oswego County Workforce New York.


Watertown Fire Captain Files Lawsuit Over 2018 Newell Street Fire

A lawsuit has been filed by a Watertown fire captain who was injured in a massive warehouse fire last year. Captain Theodore Kolb was hurt while fighting the flames coming out of a large building on Newell Street in Watertown last February.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Injured Watertown firefighter sues Newell St. arsonists

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — A Watertown firefighter who was injured in last year's Newell Street fire has filed suit against the two men who started the fire and the medical center who owned the property.